Celebrity Big Brother Introduction
Celebrity Big Brother is now under way and it's all in aid of Comic
Relief. Good of the celebrities to give it a go, however the actual
choice of contestants doesn't initially seem the most inspired.
Then again, the producers probably didn't have that much of a choice;
the world of celebs wouldn't exactly have been forming a queue in
order to give-up their time and face possible humiliation in the
Big Brother house. Relatively little is known about some of the
contestants, but you can bet we'll know a whole lot more
about all six of the celebrity guinea pigs by the end of the week!
Mad or brave, the six volunteers are:
Chris Eubank - the eccentric ex-boxer we all love to hate,
but in a nice kind of way! Chris' fashion sense and (over) use of
the English language are legendary.
Vanessa Feltz - famously slimmed-down ex-Chat Show host.
Feisty, naturally chatty and well able to hold a serious conversation.
Jack Dee - successful 'deadpan' stand-up comedian who never
smiles if he can help it. The most unlikely contestant of the bunch.
Anthea Turner - bubbly television presenter. You either love
her or you hate her! Which will it be for the celebrity contestants?
Keith Duffy - Boyzone band member. Little is generally known
of the Irishmans personality. However as a fully-fledged 'pop
star,' he can't be short on confidence and could entertain.
Claire Sweeney - pretty Brookside actress. Again, little
is publicly known about Claire but as an actress she is used to
getting on with people and is probably up for a laugh.
The six will live in the house as per the original Big Brother
UK series 1 contestants. They are locked-in with no entertainment
provided, will be limited on the money available for food, be continually
monitored by multiple cameras/microphones (no cams in the toilet
and shower) and will have to regularly nominate who theyd
like to kick-out of the house. There is no live web coverage this
As the show is an accelerated format and lasts only 8 days (9th-16th
March,) the contestants will nominate on the first, second and fourth
days. You, the public, have the final eviction vote and a contestant
will leave the house on Days 2, 4 and 6. Of the remaining three,
two will be evicted on the Friday of Comic Relief (16th March,)
making the last one in the house the winner.
You can vote online from the Official Comic Relief Big Brother
website or alternatively call the eviction phone lines. Each time
you call, 15.5p will go to charity and we'll be detailing the phone
numbers to call each time someone is up for eviction. So, please
get involved and you'll be doing your bit for charity as well as
having some fun! Click on the News
& Update link on the right-hand-side for the latest
news and daily updates on the TV show.
Chris, Vanessa, Keith, Jack, Anthea and Claire. The
Celebrity Big Brother Contestants await their fate at the hands
of one another.
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